Friday 18 August 2017

Product Review - Philips Airfryer with Turbostar Healthy Fry, Cook, Bake, Grill HD9622/96

Philips Airfryer with Turbostar 
Healthy Fry, Cook, Bake, Grill with Double-Layer rack, 

Some products you are so excited about they might never live up to the expectations. I am not sure if that was the case with the Philips Airfryer or if it was just disappointing. I had been hearing a lot of friends talk about Air Fryers and Instant Pots and was really excited to try this out. But from the day I unpacked it it was a let-down. To start with the documentation in the package said to download the Philips Airfryer application to register and for recipes. The first thing the app does is ask you to select your model. There are almost a dozen models in the application but not this one. Then when you pick a model it reduces the recipes offered to those that can be made in that model. So I had to guess and play and try a few until I found some recipes to try.

So the first week I had it I tried a few different things. Then over the next month a few more, and then it sat on the counter for a few weeks until it was just moved to a shelf in the garage.

How I tested it:
Fries from fresh
Fries from frozen
Sweet Potato fries
Baked stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps
Chicken Wings
Baked Beet and Sweet Potato Chips

Over all the food came out well prepared. But the prep time and cook time was much, much longer than traditional ways I would have prepared the same recipes. And after doing some research based on the energy consumption I doubt it was an energy saver over traditional cooking methods. 

Overall I was underwhelmed! It is a well-constructed product but the time and effort without any energy savings just does not seem with it for me. I liked the double rack especially when doing the stuffed mushrooms or the wings.  So my rating for this product is just meh!

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